Densha Otoko: Volume 1 – The Story of the Train Man Who Fell in Love with a Girl by Hitori Nakano, Wataru Watanabe (October 11, ). $ Paperback. Densha Otoko is a Japanese movie, television series, manga, novel, and other media, all based on the purportedly true story of a. Train Man: Densha Otoko, (Train-Man, #1) Books whose main character is an Otaku .. Read the whole stuff with a smile on the face, it’s that kind of a book.

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Especially in discussions among fans, otaku are divided into subgroups. View all 3 comments. Internet novels in a different format were published before Train Man but were not commercially successful. Description A real-life thread on an internet forum started it all.

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dnsha Hermes remarks that 2-Channel supporters are all good people, as they walk out an exit door, showing her approval of the kinds of otaku portrayed and the role that mobility played in their story.

A personal favorite in terms of nerdy love, self-growth, and the support one can find online in terms of having a community of friends in ootko form of strangers living different lives all wanting to hear about the growth of one person’s love life.

When I read this book, I found the most interesting character and ultimately my dnesha to be the ‘Train Man’ himself. List of Train Man chapters.


The reaction of Miss Hermes when Trainman belatedly shows her the log of his postings about their private affairs was particularly unbelievable to me.

His internet chat room buddies keep giving him advice and encouragement.

Train-Man: Densha Otoko

Share your thoughts with other customers. Love the story with a passion, and have read many of the other adaptations, but not this one. And the facial expressions that he captures throughout this volume are very appropriate and revealing, giving us a great insight into their heads.

However, he criticises it for “skimping on plot and character development; sometimes awkward with Internet humor. Crimes against both male and female otakuespecially in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, are extreme examples revealing that Train Man and his fan community might not be ideals accepted by the entire Japanese population.

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In mass media discussions about Train Man, exemplified by those in weekly news magazines targeting a middle-class educated readership, the kind of otaku culture represented by the protagonist has been mobilised to advocate the conservative notion that individual happiness is most easily achieved by conforming to so-called mainstream society.

The Best Books of Volume 1 leads us all the way up until just before Train’s big dinner date, spending almost all of it’s pages on his attempts to even talk to the lovely Hermes and his various trips to the hair salon, clothing store and scouting out a restaurant. The drama’s 11 episodes were aired on Fuji TV from July 7 to September 22, with a special episode on October 6, Be confident and you can make things better.


This is the review for the CMX title. Archived from the original on February 7, This led to the compilation of the relevant threads in a book, followed by several manga versions, a movie, a theatrical play later released as a DVDand finally a TV series.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Train Man 3 books. Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Archived from the original on July 4, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I remember reading this manga on my way from Bandung to Jakarta for my first job denshq test 2 years ago. Train Man bercerita mengenai seorang meski sebenarnya tidak begitu otaku, tapi sebut saja sebagai otaku yang jatuh hati pada seorang gadis cantik.


Sparrow comments on the artwork of Densha Otoko: Get to Know Us. I then issued the book and opened the first page.

Eventually published in book format to become a best seller, the thread spawned a blockbuster movie, a hit TV series, as well as this heartwarming manga adaptation of an entire internet community rooting for love and romance. More action happens in the Viz version